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Notebook: Kansas Football readies for homecoming opponent Texas Tech

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NCAA Football: West Virginia at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

This weekend is Homecoming, and so far only one event has been cancelled to expected adverse weather conditions: the Friday night pep rally.

Benton Smith at the LJW takes a look at offensive numbers from this year versus the first four games of last year and concludes that the KU offense has improved year over year under new coordinator Doug Meacham.

From the JayhawkSlant notebook, the KU defensive line looks to improve its pass rush and put pressure on the Texas Tech QB on Saturday.

Dorance Armstrong admits that the way opponents have game-planned against him has been frustrating.

After switching from baseball to football in high school, Peyton Bender’s career path has had its ups and downs, but eventually led him to Kansas.

Athlon Sports predicts a fairly comfortable Texas Tech victory on Saturday.

Kansas women’s basketball held its annual media day yesterday. The Jayhawks are looking to make a big leap in the Big 12 in Brandon Schneider’s third year at the helm.

Schneider’s roster this year finally has more of his recruits than Bonnie Hendrickson’s recruits, and the coach expects a big shift in the culture of KU women’s basketball.

KU Volleyball picked up a 3-1 win at West Virginia, a squad that pushed Texas to five sets recently. That’s a solid road win for a KU squad that needs some consistency right now. Hopefully this means the Jayhawks are picking up some steam just as Big 12 play gets rolling.

KU and K-State will meet for the first time ever in women’s soccer this Friday at Rock Chalk Park. K-State’s women’s soccer program is in just its second year of existence.

Dennis Dodd of CBSSports writes that Chip Kelly’s potential return to college football may not be as easy as everyone seems to think it would be.

Bob Stoops says he has no intention of returning to coaching.

Here’s some video review of just how Troy was able to roll into Tiger Stadium and bully LSU for a huge win.

A USC player leveled a Washington State fan who ran on the field following the Cougs’ upset win last Friday.

Myron Piggie says Roy Williams “has amnesia” when it comes to the seedy underworld of college basketball recruiting.

Ohio State’s new basketball coach says he isn’t afraid to schedule in-state opponents, and has already scheduled a home-and-home with Cincinnati.

Perry Ellis nailed four 3s and scored 19 points for the Sydney (Australia) Kings in an exhibition loss to the Utah Jazz.

Exact quote from Cam Newton: “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.”

Here is your full MLB playoff bracket with updated scores.

Apparently the NHL season began yesterday? I guess I didn’t notice. Sorry guys.

Get the tissues ready, y’all. This story comes out of Michigan, where a high school senior and a high school freshman have struck a sudden, perhaps unusual, but very strong friendship.